Another important role of the Mayor, a one the Mayor is always very passionate about, is to support a few local good causes.
Each year the Mayor promotes his chosen charities and good causes and raises funds for them by hosting charity events throughout his year in office.
During the Mayors first year in office he chose to support Washington MIND and Veterans in Crisis. As the Mayor has agreed to a further term of office due to the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic, he will continue to support these charities during his tenure.
Due to the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and adhering to current Government and Public Health guidelines external Mayoral events are currently restricted to virtual events only.
Remembrance Day Service - Sunday 8 November 2020
Christmas Switch-on - Date to be confirmed
The Mayor's Civic Carol Service with Sunderland Minster - Sunday 13 December 2020
or via cheque made payable to the 'Sunderland City Council' and posted to the Mayor's Office, Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN.
The funds will be distributed between the chosen charities and good causes.
Last year's Mayor Cllr Lynda Scanlan raised over £32,000.00 for Hope Spring, Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind and NSPCC Childline.